If you've noticed in recent pictures that your smile stands out for the wrong reasons—your teeth appear yellow or tan instead of white—you may have considered having your teeth professionally whitened. Asking questions about this popular dental treatment is the best place to start, so we have taken the liberty of providing the answers to two common concerns! Read on to learn some more about professional teeth whitening, and call Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling, your dentists in Wheaton, IL, to undergo treatment!
Is whitening right for me?
Are your teeth healthy, yet discolored from frequent coffee drinking or tobacco usage? Are you interested in rejuvenating your smile? If so, whitening may be perfect for you! This cosmetic dental treatment is by far the most popular way to update your smile, and it will give you a confidence boost and help you make a great first impression on everyone you meet!
How do I maintain my whitened teeth?
After leaving our Wheaton office, you'll likely wonder how long your newly-whitened teeth will look that way. Dr. Carlson or Dr. Schuiling may provide you with some whitening products to use periodically at home to help keep your smile bright for a year or more. For daily cleaning, use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a non-abrasive whitening toothpaste or gel. Beverages that are notorious for staining, such as coffee and tea, should be sipped through a straw to minimize contact with the front of your teeth. Additionally, if you smoke or use other tobacco products, your bright new smile should hopefully convince you to quit!
Interested? Give us a call!
Ready to find out if whitening will work for you? Contact the dental office of Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling in Wheaton, Illinois for a consultation! Our number is (630) 653-9002